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New data system will improve efficiency for process industries

14 May 2012 @TeesUniNews

 

A new information management system being developed in partnership between Teesside-based Datum360 and Teesside University will provide unique capabilities to improve information management in the process industries.

The software and services provider, which specialises in information management services and solutions for the oil and gas sector, has established a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to access University expertise to help develop new Class Library Management System software.

Datum360 was formed in 2009 by founders Steve Wilson and David Mitchell, and provides services and solutions to improve engineering information for capital-intensive projects and assets in the oil & gas and process industries.

The company ensures that the right information is delivered to the right place at the right time, improving project efficiency by increasing information quality, eliminating duplication of effort; reducing delays and errors because of low quality or missing data and so reducing data handling costs.

Steve Wilson said: 'An example of our work is supporting the information processes involved in the construction of an oil rig. This involves hundreds of thousands of components with vast amounts of associated information. The design is carried out in many places around the world while the construction itself may take place in several others; it’s a truly global collaborative process. Our company aims to enable and smooth the information flow between the many different partners in the process. This KTP will play an important role in enabling that capability.'

Professor Dawood, who is the Teesside University supervisor, coach and researcher for the KTP, said: 'Information is becoming a vital asset to the running of any major facility or engineering project. Based on our experience in information standards in the Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR) group, we are supporting Datum360 in the building of an information model for the Oil & Gas sector, using generic standards to produce a world-leading Class Library Management System that may be tailored to any industry.' The KTP associate is Michael Hodds, a Teesside University Computing graduate who is based full-time with the Datum360 team. The KTP will conclude in September 2013. Michael said: 'This KTP is giving me real experience of working in industry and putting my academic knowledge into practice on a live project. In doing this I am gaining the experience I need for my future career.'

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